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NRCS Conservation Outcomes Webinar Series

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This monthly webinar series highlights recent outcomes, emerging opportunities, and conservation tools and data developed to assist with conservation planning and impact and efficiency assessment. The series illustrates the scope of Farm Bill conservation efforts on privately owned croplands, forests, and rangelands; documents the conservation achievements and outcomes of those efforts; and shows the utility of science-based outcomes for helping inform future conservation delivery.

These one-hour, live webinars will occur every fourth Thursday at 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) via Adobe Connect at


September 24, 3:00 p.m. ET – The 2017 National Resources Inventory 5-year Release, 35 Years of National Resources Monitoring.

The National Resources Inventory (NRI) program collects and produces scientifically credible information on the status, condition, and trends of land, soil, water, and related resources on the Nation’s non-federal lands. The NRI samples points in 49 States (excludes Alaska), Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands to assess resource quantity and quality, creating a longitudinal data set containing variables from 1982, 1987, 1992, 1997, and annually from 2000 through 2016. This unique data set provides a foundation over time for regular resource appraisals on the effectiveness of soil and water conservation practices, irrigation techniques, and farming technologies, techniques, and practices. This presentation will provide an overview of the NRI and will include highlights from the 2017 NRI data release (to be released in September 2020) as well as an explanation of the types of data available and how to get access to it.

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Each webinar will be recorded and archived for later viewing on this website and the NRCS Conservation Webinar Portal.

Questions? Contact Bob Sowers at

  • October 22, 3:00 p.m. ET – Quantifying Conservation Effects on Multiple Wetland Ecosystem Services: Understanding Tradeoffs is the Name of the Game.

Past Webinars:

  • Thursday, August 27, 3:00 p.m. ET – Conservation Outcomes of NRCS’s Working Lands for Wildlife in Eastern Forests - Archived webinar.
  • Thursday, July 23, 3:00 p.m. ET – Quantifying Restoration Outcomes in Frequent-Fire Forests - Archived webinar.
  • Thursday, June 25, 3:00 p.m. ET – Tillage Management and Structural Conservation Practices: CEAP-2 Report on Changes in Adoption Rates - Archived webinar.
  • Thursday, May 28, 3:00 p.m. ET – Measuring and Understanding the Effects of Conservation within Watersheds - Archived webinar.
  • Thursday, April 23, 3:00 p.m. ET – Conservation Outcomes on America’s Western Grazing Lands with NRCS’s Working Lands for Wildlife - Archived webinar.